Preaching to the Converted
August 1 – September 26, 2014
First Friday Gallery Hop receptions August 1, 6 p.m.-9 p.m. and September 5,
6 p.m.-9 p.m.
With “Preaching To The Converted,” Pusztai’s photos share the rewards of his longtime efforts to come to a place of peace with a profoundly alienating Christian upbringing. He writes:
…having been disappointed by Christianity in many ways (not least, for condemning me as an abomination)… I am at last finding it in myself to react to Christianity with what I think of as compassion and integrity. It’s always easier, and psychologically cozier, to create a villain who’s all evil all the time. Certainly it’s satisfying when dealing with a history of abuse. When one can, though, I think responsibility needs to be laid at the feet of individuals. To say a religion is good or bad is very close to saying that a country, or race, or gender is evil. It’s dishonest and ultimately it diverts effort from trying to improve the here and now.
Pusztai returns for the fourth time and for his first solo show with garner narrative; he appeared in both the 2011 and 2013 Louisville Photo Biennials.
Pusztai’s photography has been published in various magazines, shown in galleries, and published extensively on the web. He was recently the subject of an indie art short by Clark Nikolai, Bill is a Photographer. Pusztai lives with his husband in Vancouver, BC, Canada and runs a portraiture, botanicals and fine art studio.